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‘Majority Covid patients not getting the benefit of Golden Cards’

Last Updated on May 14, 2021 at 3:55 pm

Apni Party, Vice President, Choudhary Zulfikar Ali today urged Govt to provide golden cards to the left out people particularly in the wake of spike in Covid cases in J&K.

In his statement to the press, Ch. Zulfikar Ali said that the Govt must ensure that the covid infected people can get the benefit of the golden cards as majority of the population still do not have Ayushman Bharat Golden Cards.

He said that “Even as all J&K residents are impaneled for health insurance coverage of Rs 5 lacs/family. However, most of the population is still without Ayushman Bharat Golden Cards.”

He further said that it is imperative amid the present covid situation in J&K; it is need of the hour to generate Golden Cards for each covid19 patent on their admission to the hospitals by dedicating Arogya Mitra to Isolation Wards and treat each of the covid patents under Ayushman Bharat.

He expressed concern over the claims about the success of the health scheme and questioned on its progress on ground claiming that people are not getting benefits of the scheme even at the time of covid pandemic.

“The Golden Cards should be issued in favour of those COVID patients who do not have these cards to benefit from the GoI scheme under Ayushman Bharat Health Scheme,” he added.

He demanded a proper investigation into the cause of deaths in Govt hospitals even after claims of the Dept. that they have provided maintained oxygen supply and other emergency things required to fight against COVID19.

He said that “It seems there is poor coordination which has put the lives of the COVID patients, doctors and paramedical staff in danger.”